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March 7, 2016

SVSU seeking charity partner for Battle of the Valleys 2016

Saginaw Valley State University students are community-minded. Each year, they put their time, their energy and their money into helping others during the annual “Battle of the Valleys” fundraising competition against their counterparts from Grand Valley State University.

Over the past 13 years, SVSU has raised more than $330,000 to support charitable causes, primarily in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

In 2015, SVSU students raised $24,540 in one week for Get Outside for a Healthier Inside, an affiliate of the Saginaw Community Foundation whose goal is to increase physical activity and promote healthy living in Saginaw, focusing specifically on building parks and maintaining trails.

The SVSU Student Association is now accepting applications for its 2016 charity partner. The deadline is Friday, April 8.  For more information or to request an application, please contact Natalie Schneider, Battle of the Valleys coordinator, at

This year’s Battle of the Valleys will be held Battle of the Valleys Sunday, Oct. 30 through Friday, Nov. 4, leading up to the football game between the two schools Saturday, Nov. 5.

For more information on Battle of the Valleys, visit